'Your talent was pure': Tributes flow after the death of grunge icon Chris Cornell

Tributes are flowing from heartbroken friends and musicians after Chris Cornell's death.

The Soundgarden and Audioslave front man died at the age of 52 following a Soundgarden concert in Detroit.

Read more: Chris Cornell's cause of death revealed - he took his own life, medical examiner determines

Fellow musicians have reacted in shock and sadness at the news.

Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington posted a lengthy tribute on Twitter, saying he was "weeping with sadness" after hearing the news.

Cornell's Audioslave band mate Tom Morello said he was "devastated and deeply saddened".

And Courntey Love said simply: "Goodbye darling boy. Please say hi to all my loved ones. I cried for you today. Rip."

Chester Bennington


Tom Morello


Courtney Love

Goodbye darling boy . Please say hi to all my loved ones . I cried for you today . Rip .

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Timbaland


Black Sabbath


Ben Weinman


Talib Kweli

RIP Chris Cornell. A frontman's frontman.

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Sean Lennon


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- NZ Herald

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